Why did you choose to study medicine? this is the question that is always asked to
people when they are joining in medical school/health university because studying
medicine is the long-term commitment and shouldn’t be taken easily. Some of the health
students respond to that as a personal call, a pleasure for them to help people who are sick
and/or a great prestige being a part of scientists who discover new treatment for certain
disease and cure the world.
Other saying Medicine is the noble professional, it feels good and honorable to be in the
white coat and have a stethoscope around the neck and be called a Doctor or Pharmacist.
They believe these people are seen as a symbol of dignity and responsibility toward the
community. Other are in for the financial gain because they believe after graduating they
will secure stable jobs easily. Etc.
Of all the responses, the importance of studying medicine is generally put under common
umbrella of saving lives by treating the diseases and preventing their occurrences.
However in today’s world, for Medicine to advance, it is highly dependent on health
research. Research has always been the source of change to the medical practice.
Health research leads to significant discoveries, development of new drugs, treatment and
diagnostic equipment, new treatment and diagnostic Procedures and remarkable
improvements in health care and Public health hence resulting in creation of employment
opportunities, increased productivity of the population and a great contribution to the
Health research has high value to the community. It provides important information about
the disease trends, risk factors, treatments, outcomes as well as prevention methods. Also
research in health care is vital to the delivery of high quality medical care as research
outcomes guide policy and program development as well as the delivery of health
services and emergence of new health technologies
By understanding the importance of health research in today’s world, Mawazo Challenge
Project gives an opportunity to health students to bring out their research, ideas and
projects, and turn them into reality that will help in improving wellbeing of the society,
health care system and delivery in term of affordability, accessibility, availability,
efficacy and efficiency.
To all health students in Tanzania Please apply through www.mawazochallenge.com and
submit your research, idea or Project idea that will bring the greatly desired change to the
health sector, improve the health of our community and make a world to be a better place